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Selected Style 2-Door Convertible Cloth Manual
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Convertible Manual Cloth 23 28 $19,640 $21,280
2-Door Convertible Automatic Cloth 22 28 $19,640 $21,280
2-Door Convertible 5-Speed Manual LS 23 28 $22,220 $24,080
2-Door Convertible 6-Speed Manual LS 23 28 $22,220 $24,080
2-Door Convertible Automatic LS 22 28 $22,220 $24,080
2-Door Convertible 6-Speed Manual SE 23 28 $23,762 $25,755
2-Door Coupe
Pricing
Invoice Price
$19,640
N/A
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$21,280
$88,525
Monthly Payment Estimate
$355 / month
$1475 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 23 mpg 15 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 28 mpg 23 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Two Seater Two Seater
Interior Dimensions
Front Shoulder Room (in) 49.7 - TBD -
Passenger Capacity 2 2
Front Leg Room (in) 42.8 49.2
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Front Head Room (in) 37.1 34.6
Passenger Volume (ft³) 46 - TBD -
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in) 48.4 45.3
Track Width, Rear (in) 56.7 60.8
Wheelbase (in) 89.2 95.3
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 66.0 74.1
Track Width, Front (in) 55.7 60.2
Min Ground Clearance (in) 4.0 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 155.7 172.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 5.1 14.0
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System NA 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 9.90 x - TBD - - TBD -
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.0 x - TBD - - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 12.7 19.0
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 15.1 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 30.2 34.3
Steering Type Variable Pwr Variable Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.7 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P195/50VR15 P235/40ZR17
Spare Tire Size - TBD - - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P195/50VR15 P285/35ZR18
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) N/A N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) N/A N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) N/A N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) N/A N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2387 3043
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material Alloy Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6 18 x 10.0
Front Wheel Material Alloy Alloy
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6 17 x 8.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 6.0 - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 80 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type Gas I4 Turbo Gas V8
Fuel System MPFI MPFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 125 @ 5000 295 @ 4250
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 1.8L/110 3.5L/213
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 142 @ 7000 350 @ 6500
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 23 15 *Est*
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 28 23 *Est*
Transmission
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.76 3.546
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.89 2.059
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.30 3.889
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.037
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.14 3.364
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Clutch Size (in) 8.46 8.5
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.33 1.381
Trans Type 5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.81 0.756
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Summary
Body Style 2 Door Convertible 2 Door Open Top
Vehicle Name Mazda MX-5 Miata Lotus Esprit
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Double Wishbone Multilink
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Double Wishbone Double-Wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - N/A
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
 
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